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get to that, congress has passed fewer laws this year than ever before. president obama tried to diagnose the reason for the enaction. >> the big challenge you got is you got a faction of the republican party that sees compromise as a dirty word that has moved so far to the right, that it would be difficult for a ronald reagan to win the nomination for the republican party at this point. >> we will be playing more from the panel right after this. so i deserve a small business credit card with amazing rewards. with the spark cash card from capital one, i get 2% cash back on every purchase, every day. i break my back around here. finally someone's recognizing me with unlimited rewards! meetings start at 11, cindy. [ male announcer ] get the spark business card from capital one. choose 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day. what's in your wallet? i need your timesheets, larry! what's in your wallet? more shopping. more dining out. more traveling. and along with it, more identity theft. every time you pull out your credit card, shop online, or hit the road, you
on a lot of us. >> do you think he had an effect on president obama in his early years? >> i do. he spoke about that. it was really a way for a lot of us to put together the american social and racial justice push with the global one. he was an example of somebody who did evolve. he did preach and practice and found a way to live together despite differences. >> what do you think he accomplished in his life? >> i think creating a society that was not about vengeance and learning what we all had in common. i think that modelling revolutionary values, but also with the sense of deep, deep personal kindness. and a kind of forgiveness that not many of us would be capable of. >> reverent sharpton, do you think his impact, what impact will he have post life. how will he be remembered? >> he's the founding father. he changed the country and went from a country that was apartheid and on racism and not having a full democracy. clearly not sharing the health. he became a new country. he will be remembered in south africa as the father of a new nation, but i think he will be remembered that universi
. the former south african president died yesterday. he was 95 years old. >>> president obama planning to lead the dell gration to south africa for a state funeral. >>> and today, we get an important reading on the health of the u.s. economy, as the government releases the monthly jobs report. one survey found private companies added 215,000 jobs last month, beating expectations. >> looking at today's weather. rainy in the northeast. icy from the great lakes into texas. below zero in the northern plains. it will be even normally toasty. l.a. will stay in the 50s. >>> finally this morning, a parting tribute to nelson mandela. >> the leader, the pioneer and one of the world's most influential icons remembered this morning across the globe from people of all walks of life. >> for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands. >> it was tremendous. it was just tremendous. there was a lot of excitement. the electricity in the air. and he was truly one of the great, great heroes of our time. >> i just want to say, it's extremely sad and
. president obama was 19 years old when he first got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he gave what being call a political speech was back in 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awakened me to the wider world and the obligation that we all have to stand up for what is right. through his choices, mandela made it clear that we did not have to accept the world as it is, take we could do our part to seek
as a hero for decades. president obama was just 19 years old when he first started participating in the anti-apartheid movement. it was 1981, he was a sophomore at oxidental college in california where he gave his first political speech, speaking out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and a political idols who legendary struggles fueled his ambitions. >> i drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005, before obama became president. the two leaders each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awaken me to the wider world and the obligation that we all have to stand up for what is right. through his choices, mandela made it clear that we did not have to seep the world as it is, that we could do our par
that onyango obama can become a permanent legal resident. the 69-year-old was born in kenya but has lived in the u.s. since 1963. he ignored a deportation order in 1962. obama is half brother to the president's late father. >>> a california couple said the late actor paul walker anonymously bought them an engagement ring. christa and kyle were shopping for an engagement ring in a jewelry store. kyle was in between tours of duty in iraq. he struck up a conversation with unknowingly paul walker. a saleswoman from the store called them back. >> one of the ladies came out holding bag and just simply said, here's your ring. and i -- i think both of our mouths dropped. >> the ring was $9,000. the couple asked who purchased it, but the saleswoman wouldn't say. on monday their suspicion that walker bought the ring was confirmed when the owner of the jewelry store came forward. walker died in a single-car crash in southern california last weekend. >>> an ornate dress worn by princess diana sold for $167,000 at auction. the white organza and satin gown has sequins, rhinestones, and pearl beads. it
accompanied president obama to the prison on the island earlier this year, i know the as well as the people of the united states would want to be represented. after all, it's the citizens of the united states that have played such a significant role in the overthrow of apar tight in the release -- on the birthday of nelson mandela, 22 states across the united states mobilized in order to say happy birthday to him. we've had the unveiling of the statue on massachusetts avenues outside our embassy. i think the people of the united states would expect a senior level of leadership at the funeral. your country, i assume is ready for that kind of moment when so many world laters, may more than we have seen in recent years, attend the funeral of a great person. >> i think that's the amount of love and administration and respecti think our country will, despite its grief, be able to receive the world with great dignity and i am sure that no amount of preparation will be able to manage the sheer numbers of people. we had the experience of world cup 2010 behind us. i think we have shown we can put on
for 20 years. >> reporter: today president obama will be focusing on young people, as i said, he'll deliver remarks at a youth summit on the affordable care act. chris and kate, young people are very key to this whole program working. they are healthier, so they're less expensive to care for. it's key to have them in there so they can offset older, less healthy, more expensive folks. >> absolutely right, brianna, coming to us live from the white house lawn this morning. thank you. >>> a new video shedding more light this morning on the death of actor paul walker and the very first minute after that car crash. the "fast & furious" star and a friend were killed in that fiery wreck, you'll remember, this weekend. casey wian joins us now with much more into the investigation on just what went wrong. >> reporter: new video showing that it took a full minute for the speeding car that actor paul walker and his friend were in to explode. after it crashed, raising new questions about how they died. >> chilling new video showing the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend, roger
been a never ending distraction for the last year. >> and in just minutes, those business owners go on the record. plus president obama claims republicans don't have solutions. republicans say that's not true. and they were out swinging in the ways and means committee hearing today. >> so mr. president, here we are. we've got a better idea. so give me a call. we've asked, haven't heard a word, so my phone number in the office, 225-4510. >> well, the president says republicans don't have ideas. is that true? house majority leader eric cantor joins us. >> good to be with you. >> do you have ideas? >> absolutely, and the president knows we have ideas. in fact we go back to 2009 the obama care law was passed. all the republicans in the end voted against that bill, but we voted for our alternative. and in fact, the alternative that we had was even enjoyed a congressional budget office score which said that our plan would actually lower the cost of premium, unlike obama care. >> why is the president saying that? he says it yesterday in his speech, he says you have no idea, no alternatives
in his prison cell. years later, he met mrs. obama and her daughters. by all accounts, the measure of this man can be taken by what he wants to be remembered for. here lies medicalson mandela, said a man who has done his duty on earth. keith, in his news. >> let me show you how investor sentiment has been around south africa so far this year. a bit of a slow start. most of its gains staggered towards the second half of this year. 13 plus percent. a decent performance, hasn't quite matched up to the developed markets for gains we're seeing so far this year. pausing for five minutes in the market session for the passing of mandela. some people are concerned that it means social and racial divides could escalate again. this is how the rand has been performing so far this year. it has been under pressure. so the market has seen a pullback in the rand over the course of this year. in trade today, there's been a little bit of a softening up to the brand. u.s. futures, let's move on to that and see how the u.s. market is shaping up after five straight days of declines and might suggest it
of obamacare. just like right before the independence holiday they tried to hide the one-year business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems. they continue to try to hide problems on the back end of the website that is delivering information to insurers. they have tried to hide the security problems that exist with the website. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage they like. the president house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans will lose access to doctors, pediatricians, and even hospitals they chose. you have to ask what else are they hiding? obamacare is plagued with problems and every american deserving relief from it. this administration has to come clean and explain why and how americans are impacted by this law. this isn't helping americans. it is harming those people who need help the most right now. >> welcome back. >> so part of the republican leadership is they come out talking about jobs and economy but immediate transition to the pro
this is the challenging time of our tame. >> president obama said its time for a higher minimum wage. as the year winds down so does congress but big bills we main on the table. >>> and looking for a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous radioactive material. >> the clock is ticking on the first session of the
at 95 years old. he is being remembered for his fight against apartheid and years in prison. a sacrifice that influenced millions, including president obama. >> today, he's gone home. we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> there will be nearly two weeks of mourning in south africa. and nelson mandela will lie in state in pretoria until he is buried in his ancestral village. >>> a very young robin roberts had the opportunity to meet nelson mandela's family. robin journeyed to south africa three years ago. and last night, she described her experience to diane sawyer on "world news." >> when i broke to graca machel, the woman he married on his 80th birthday, and i asked her, what is her husband's legacy going to be? and she said, a visionary leader. and it is the quality, the quality of leadership. >> robin went on to say that mandela wanted to right the wrongs and give each one of us the feeling that we could do the same thing, too. >>
of one of obama's hidden foreign policy initiatives over the past five years. he is had secret negotiations me, the israelis, excuse with the radians, and we have seen him at the same time alienate many of our allies in the media it's -- in the mideast. doesn't this act is a clever ploy to keep the israelis from attacking and defending their own national interest -- >> the secret meetings with iranians, where'd you get that from? caller: that was in the press this past week. nott: the meetings have .een anything but on the p5+1 what you're talking about now is making sure and verifying, the whole idea was for iran to not having nuclear weapons. if we had gone in this manner before with iraq, where we railroad -- were able to go and massy no weapons of instruction there, let defectors go where they want unfettered, then maybe we would have been able to avoid the thousands of , thecan lives that we lost devastation to our economy that we had. cy as go, give diplomas chance. if in fact around does not live up to the agreement, we have 20 of time and the ability to do -- toings, to
touch. he was only allowed two letters a year from his family. >> president obama and his family toured robben island during their first visit to south africa in june into word of any son mandela's death spread quickly around the world and the united states, of course. for many americans his death was like losing one of his own. >> president obama met the leader in 2005 and he and the first lady visited south africa in june but they were unable to meet with mandela due to his failing health. the president paid tribute to the falling icon counting himself among the millions influenced by mandela. >> the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that will nelson mandela set. >> want to bring in andrew young, civil rights leader and former ambassador to the united nations. welcome, as well as james joseph, former u.s. ambassador to south africa and duke university professor, both of who new mandela very well o
in december and deutsche back in april. -- this year we had lloyd's in december. there could be a flurry of initial share sales from the likes of hsbc next year. >> caroline hyde our european business correspondent. tech giants calling on president obama. what are these companies looking for? >> they're looking for the us government to curtail its electronic surveillance program. eight of the biggest tech companies have signed an open letter to president obama and congress that will go in the papers today. they're done things like this before. the fed open letters and what is different now is there more angry than they have been in the past. they're also more specific in terms of what they would like the government to do. one thing they would like to see is some kind of limit on the authority of the government to also collect data. ceo of google, larry page, says we're doing our utmost to up our game in terms of asryption at google and even we do that we apparently learn that the government is wholesale taking this data off our servers, undermining our ability to provide our users with m
what is possible when one acts on convictions president obama said nelson mandela now belongs to the ages. he was 95 years old and had been in failing health sometime. >> coming up next cal athletics signs up a ben and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the importan and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. >> updating breaking story out of contra costa county. officials warning about a possible color yeens incident >> nick smith is live where the county has given the all clear. >> reporter: you know we have new information this, is what you need to know. i just got off the phone with randall sawer. he says all clear has been given. the tank has been empty, and you can, they're continuing to monitor th
mexico. >>> growing skepticism surrounding obama care. most americans doubt its problems consider fixed in the next year. >> if that is the case, what then? ed rollins, doug chin, former adviser to bill clinton. gentlemen, good day to you. the first question will be managed by my esteemed colleague. >> he's a gentleman and a scholar. >> some days. doug, 59% of people in this new poll, they say it is unlikely that obama care's problems will be fixed in 2014. they're not believing i guess the president's assurances that it's almost fixed. >> which is what's behind two initiatives. first, the 21-day sales pitch for obama care that is starting to work and the other, which is to try and change the subject and the other to talk about income equality, because it's a message the president believes pete beats the republican message of no. in what obama's trying to do is change their mind and distract them to try to minimize the political. >> that's a tough mountain to climb, don't you think? this is all the talk, man, until you figure it out, got a big challenge. >> he's had a couple of year to
to president obama. >> there have been for several years now of course a number of comparisons made between nelson mandela and president obama. "the washington post" characterized how the president in the past has dealt with those comparisons saying in part, quote, the american president regularly shied from direct comparisons with mr. mandela. mr. obama often noted privately and publicly that his sacrifices would never compare to mr. mandela's. aide to mr. obama said he was uncomfortable when people drew parallels between them as often as they did. this is from "the new york time times", not "the washington post." i apologize. how fair are those comparisons? they are inevitable and now we're going to continue to read and hear more about them over the next few days and weeks. how fair are they? >> it depends on which mr. mandela you're talking about. >> and which mr. obama you're talking about. >> one of the things that we talk about is mr. mandela as a tremendous humanitarian leader and so on. and he really was. but he was also a politician. and he also had to hold together a coalition, fi
in honoring his passing. harry browne reports on influx of international treaties. u s president barak obama says his entry into politics begun with anti apartheid ronnie's at university. key roles in the guardian of having watched nelson mandela over the years with admiration and humanity. unlike so many around the globe. i cannot fully imagine my life without the example the nelson mandela set. and so long. as i live i will do what i can learn from him. political activists who went on to become leaders said none of them inspire them to overcome prejudice and oppression. we need is all understand that no one should be penalized because of his skin the second step is to reach his goal. he also has a staff he can teach that one the exiled spiritual leader the dalai lama also winner of the nobel peace prize says he has lost a dear friend. he added. the best tribute we can pay to him is to do whatever we can to contribute all during the oneness of humanity and with the peace and reconciliation as he did preparations began on friday for the liberation heroes state funeral. i know the enemy act.
be destroyed by the middle of next year. >>> the white house is in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. the visitors the next two weeks will be treated to the portuguese waterdogs ornament made out of black satin ribbons. one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday knocking down a 2-year-old girl visiting from alabama! can you believe it? this is like the biggest white house scandal? no. >> look at that! >> that is the one where it looks nice. the next one, she ends up on the ground. >> she has a lasting memory there. they are all talking about it. >> the dog is bigger than she is. >> there she is on the ground! he decked her! >> he did not deck her. just a big dog. >> george w. bush had barney. >> she gets a hug from the first lady. it's all better. all better. >> i hope that girl doesn't have bad dreams of that nasty dog. >>> coming up, a celebrity chef airing her dirty laundry in court. lawson is opening up about her drug use and got to say a whole lot more as she tries to prove two sisters swindled her out of a million dollars. we are
years working in this field. president obama has called for a $10 minimum wage hike. but, you know, given the gridlock in washington, the states are starting to act. california approved a $10 minimum wage hike and no sooner had that been inked than a consebive placed it on the ballot to go to $12. the high cost cities are pushing for even higher wages. voters in sea-tac, washington, approved a $15 wage. now cities like chicago and new york are calling for wages of similar levels. i think what's driving this is what president obama called the defining challenge of our time in this economics talk yesterday. the fact is, the restaurant industry noted that the majority of the jobs our economy is creating are in these low payment fields like restaurant and retail. these aren't team jobs if they ever were. now tens of millions of adult americans spend their time cycling through these careers, these jobs. at $9 an hour, they're not sustainable. so what the fast food workers are calling for is a raise in pay and sit down with the industry for negotiationing a plan to transition to a higher
. >> president obama speaking at the white house just a few minutes ago with his moving tribute having heard the news that former president mandela has died. by james robbins, our diplomatic correspondent who spent several years in south africa. what is your memory of the time that you were there? >> my strongest memory is of the immense privilege of being in cape town on that sunday in february him in 1990 when nelson mandela walked out. it was of course the most important moment in my journalistic career. you have to remember, if i can take people back in their memory, this was a man, people have hardly seen any pictures of him. his image was and. it was not lawful to have an image of nelson mandela. people were sent to prison for having a photograph of him. he had been suppressed. he finally made that walk to freedom. the very next day, i remember sitting in the garden at the first conference that he gave and i asked him quite simply, what surprised you most as he made that walk to the prison gates and he said, it was a number of white people that have come out among the huge crowd. that
is the white house's take. >> reporter: there is a paint by numbers aspect ever since the obama administration took office. yes, the unemployment rate has largely gone down. private sector employment has increased for two years running now. the white house will say its good news but there is more work to be done. that's what they said today. the better the economy improves, that gdp rate that came out and shocked everything in the third quarter. 3.6% growth. that's nearly rebust but not near full employment strength. >> i think we just lost mike. we did. my apologies. still ahead on al jazeera america. the latest on the wintery blast causing problems in several states. >>> and trying to keep a deadly conflict from growing worse. plans to stop a slot center africa. that's next. >> bitter cold ice and heavy snow battering the southwest. thkentucky is experiencing real problems on the road. take a look at these pictures. in texas at least 180,000 people have lost power. mark snyder has the latest for us in dallas. >> here's a taste of what it looks like most of the day. here american airlines age
details this morning. president obama watched his signature health care plan sink from the sidelines holding only one private meeting with kathleen sebelius in three and a half years. should he have been more involved? we report, you decide. >> it wasn't even private at that. the president pitching obamacare to the young people. >> if you're a bartender, have a happy hour. and also probably get health insurance as a lot of bartenders don't have it. >> that's right, get them tanked up. why the young people in this country, the ones who voted for that man you saw a moment ago, losing faith in the commander in chief. >> if you clean offices, put sticky pads on people's desks, buy health insurance so they have something to look at. it is a christmas classic played out under ground. >> stick your tongue on that pole. >> are you kidding? stick my tongue on that stupid pole? gee! >> a christmas story on a new york city subway station. did you ever lick a pole? "fox & friends" starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> the thing about that pole in the subway, i don't even like to touch it with my hands. e
to nowhere, a road that we've been on, stuck on for 30 years? remember in june in 2009, president obama offered the iranians a new beginning based on mutual respects, based on mutual interests, and that laid behind the grievances of the past. that approach, unfortunately, caught the iranians off guard you.because what he had done wao discredit decades of anti-american rhetoric, a staple of the diet to tehran. how does one thing as an enemy someone who sins you creating, who quotes the poet, and he speaks of mutual respect? something that the iranians have always said they wanted. the response to the president's outreach and offer was to say the least disappointing. it was as though the iranians saw him not as an enemy, but as something more dangerous, as a rival. the word they used was -- now, as our iranian friends know it means co-wife. [laughter] something more dangerous, more attractive and younger. and, therefore, something you fear more than the enemy. now, it's been five years since that original outreach. and, finally, these efforts, it looks like these efforts are getting a res
, fighting to close that pay gap, calling for a raise up to 15 bucks an hour, nearly $25,000 a year if you work full time. powerful ally on its side now, president obama. >> we know that we're going to have a greater and greater portion of our people in the service sector. we know there are airport workers, fast food workers and nurse assistants and retail salespeople who work their tails off and are still living at or barely above poverty. that's why it's well past the time to raise a minimum wage. >> so the president wants the minimum wage to rise to 10 bucks an hour, but that message being pushed by the president and protesters does not sit well with some corporate executives. here is the dire prediction from an executive at white castle. >> groups out there are asking and pleading to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and to more than double the federally mandated minimum wage wouldn't be bad for white castle. it would be catastrophic. that would result in closing more than 200 of those restaurants and the ones remaining would be glowing embers, dying stars. >> alison kosik is at a
obamacare. if they're able to win the senate and hold on to the house, obama will be a very lame duck for his last two years in office. let's bring in juan williams, our fox news political analyst. the first question for you juan, what do you think about his op-ed there? >> i think that is on target, jon. i mean look, right now as doyle points out, republicans have focused on obamacare. they have 80 plus percent of republicans unified behind opposition to obamacare. as you know, there are a lots of disputes within the party on lots of social issues, budget, all that, but not when it comes to obamacare. so now, they're trying to expand that to independents. again, when you look at the poll numbers, independents not sold. very much in fact dissuade by the president's performance in the rollout of the websites. so he lost among independents. he is losing some among democrats. and that's where republicans see an opportunity. jon: i want to take a look at the numbers. we'll get those up here shortly but the department of health and human services back in september put out an estimate of wh
of legislation, but a shocking new report finds that president obama held just one official meeting with health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius in the three and a half years before the disastrous obamacare rollout where they were essentially one on one, although tim geithner was in the room. >> he apparently met with 16 other cabinet members 277 times. where are the president's priorities. peter schweitzer joins us with more. his group conducted the survey and has a big op-ed on this. the president said i'm as responsible as many people because i never with the person who was supposed to implement this program. >> as far as executive role it is a colossal failure because this is his signature piece of invitation. you would expect heed have an interest in how tte implementation is going. the records indicate based on his schedule and white house logs they had no intimate one on one meetings concerning the obamacare rollout. >> nobody directly informed me, that would be accurate because he never talked to the person in charge. >> the real question is why did he not have the meeting
talking about the bush tax cuts. the rich are getting richer and poorer. are getter barack obama gets elected, the richer, the tting poor keep getting poorer. ack to 1973, the average wage for the american male has gone down in real dollars every 1973. year since a lot of that has to do with the act that we're more productive than ever, we have an i.t. revolution. if aw a statistic that said american factories were operating the same level of 1993, 20n they were in million to 30 million more be working today. how do we -- how do we alleviate the suffering d that so many working class americans. middle class americans feel they're being left behind getting rich do keep richer, the poor keep getting america, butjust in in the entire west. >> the same things that the said were the entirely different message than what came from the nominee in race.12 there's no doubt about that. two problems. hat alex said about marketing is right too. the actual substance was wrong here. republicans had not been able to get past a lot of his 1980, the last truly successful president. ut in 2016, the ele
rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white house with and 1,000 yards of satin ribbon used to make replicas of the famous pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny b
politician from illinois. senator barack obama visited mandela's cell on robben island when his own destiny was but a dream. so back then, there was little wonder why, watching a 71-year-old man dance could please so many people. it was the walk that preceded it. during his visit to boston 23 years ago, i met mr. mandela ever so briefly. there was time for one question, mr. mandela, i asked, what's the one thing in life you know for sure? with that elegant smile he answered, good and evil are always at war. good men must choose. with defiance and dignity and equal measure nelson mandela chose and america loved him for it. byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> amazing seeing those shots. a man in some respects is on this mt. olympus of great human beings was so human and everybody who met him said the same thing. the shot of him wearing a yankees' hat is so great. i'm a mets fan. i will forgive him for that but so human mr. he tries to connect with people. he said i have discovered the secret. i have walked this long walk to freedom and i'm not perfect. i have made a lot of mistakes but he sai
. >> survivors of pearl harbor gathered in hawaii for a special ceremony honoring those killed 72 years ago today. the 1941 attack launched america into world war ii. the crowd observed a moment of silence and then a vintage world war ii airplane flew overhead to break the silence. >> president obama defended his six-month nuclear deal with iran today when he spoke at a prominent d.c. forum. the deal requires iran temporarily cap nuclear activities in exchange for slightly relaxed sanctions. critics suggest they are being unrealistic to think they will give up nuclear capabilities forever. >> one could imagine an ideal world where iran said we'll i dee str -- destroy every element where it's all gone, in which congress passed every one of my bills that i put forward. i mean, there are a lot of things that i can envision that would be wonderful. >> well, the forum is being held by the brookings institution, which is a washington think tank. >> friday's jobs report was a shot in the arm for the fokt and some good news for a white house that hasn't had a lot of it recently. 203,000 jobs were added a
all have to be healthy and living. at 50 years old, michael jordan is going to be a dad. jordan and his fee wife got married seven months ago. the model is 34 years old. >>> before he was elected president, senator barak obama entered the national spotlight by promising to unite america's political party. remember this? >> there is not a liberal america and a conservative america. there is the united states of america. we are not a collection of red states and blue states. we are the united states of america. we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states. we are and always will be the united states of america. >> that is great, but did it happen? joining us right now is columnist michael goodwin. he won the pulitzer prize and also voted for barak obama because in the beginning, you were sold on that, weren't you? >> i loved that idea. i still love that idea. i still believe that is what this country needs is to think bigger. you look at washington, it's polarized. the country is polarized. barak obama, however, has made it wors
to president obama's vision and the statutes and 10. the rule now before regulators for -- intent. the rule now before regulators is the result of years of effort. it limits risky proprietary trading while protect inessential economic activities like market making such as selling bonds for mutual funds. it prohibits risky trading that's like the london whale and puts in place strong compliance to make sure that the tone at the top sends the right signal to the whole firm. now, in order to make sure that taxpayers are truly protected, it is critical to have an effective resolution process so that individual family firms do not jeopardize the entire system or taxpayers at risk. dodd frank prohibits the use of taxpayer dollars to bail out any taxpaying -- any financial firm. financial crisis, a canon will use the tools the law provides. -- it can and will use the tool the law provides. regulators will require firms to rework their plans if they are not credible. if firms are not able to provide a credible plan, regulators will propose remedies including requiring firms to realign their businesses.
and that changed that country. the 95-year-old icon died thursday following a lengthy illness. president obama called him a transformative figure that now belongs to the ages. >>> coming up, former secretary of state colin powell on his lasting impact on politics and pop culture. >> how many people will get to say the nation changed and the world changed because i was >> al, i was thinking about y born.outhis morning. it's extraordinary. >> al, i was thinking about you. th this's rig your son was born on mandela's feel that >> that's right.we were very pl. that's right. i always feel that special bond because of that. >> we will have we were very pleased about thatn >> we will have more on nelson mandela but, first, let's look at the stories making headlines today.ries making headlines a dangerous ice storm taking ag place in texas to the great lakes. lakes. several places like several places like oklahoma and tennessee, have already declared emergencyhave already declared a state of emergency and more than 1,000 flights have already been canceled.d. >> and there is opt
/frank coming up. we have, obviously, obama care. is that going to possibly be a hindrance to growth and expansion next year or is it just going to be a stimulus for your line of work? >> you know, i don't know if it will be a stimulus for our line of work. but for the companies we work with, aca hasn't impacted them that much. they have more administrative costs, slightly, but it really hasn't impacted them that much because they all have 200 or more employees. dodd/frank, it's been a work in process for a long time. i don't know if there's anything necessarily today that's going to affect it. i think the one thing, the headwind is, potential more regulation as well. >> that's always going to be the case. >> always. >> when have you ever said, there's not enough regulation out there? what is your biggest headwind? >> our biggest headwind, i think, is the government shutdown potential, the debt ceiling issue. frankly, we need comprehensive tax legislation. and if we got that, i think it would make us all more competitive. certainly help our business, i'm sure. but those two or three
and talked about his wife's chances of running for president, joe biden, and his critique of obama care. >> is mrs. clinton running for president? >> i don't know. and i think, and she believes, that the country should spend at least another year working hard on the problems that we have. we have very serious challenges in american and responsibilities around the world. i think it's a big mistake this constant four-year complain. we need to deal with the business we have before us. >> what kind of president do you think vice president joe biden would make? >> if he runs and he's a nominee, i'll try to help him. i think the world of him. i think -- we've been friends. i first remember working with him when he was the chairman of the judiciary committee to the senate and i was a governor and he asked me to testify in a judicial hearing for him. and i had to file a testimony because i had to go to asia. but i've known him for years and years. and i have a very high opinion of him. i care a great deal about him and i think he's done a good job for the president and for the country. >> is it
our very thanks, tree here. sonny the elf sitting there. sunny obama. i heard the white house dog made famous yesterday. take a look at this. >> oh. >> that is 2-year-old ashley gardner at the white house as the first lady was doing the military family decorating party. sunny year and a half old pup got excited and knocked young ashley over. pastry chefs in shock. this is ashton's father, never worried. not a worry of fear in that man's eyes. the apology begins quickly. the dog says sorry. mrs. obama says, don't worry, you and your family will never pay taxes. we'll have more from the orange room in a bit. good to be back, guys. >> there has just been a lawsuit filed in that story. >> you think she's so cute. >> good to have you back. >>> coming up, production on the next "fast & furious" shut down indefinitely as former cast mates release an online tribute to the fallen star. >>> back on skis, exclusive videos. lindsay vonn returning to the slopes a couple weeks after yet [ female announcer ] dove invited women to test their body washes with paper that reacts like skin. if others can
out of london. martha: just a reminder of the background and what happened in benghazi last year. four americans were killed on september 11th, the terrorist attack on the consulate began about 9:40 p.m. that night. among those kills, u.s.ç ambassador craig stevens. the obama administration initially said it was a protest against a film that had come out. he was the first u.s. diplomat killed in overseas violence since 1979. >>> and meanwhile, president obama's taking aim at his republican critics while trying to appeal to his base. here he is yesterday. >> if you still don't like obamacare -- and i know you don't -- [laughter] even though it's built on market-based ideas of choice and competition in the private sector, then you should explain how exactly you'd cut costs and cover more pop and make insurance more secure. you owe it to the american people to tell us what you are for.ç not just what you're against. [applause] martha: so the president talking to a warm crowd there, but he was addressing republicans in that statement saying that they needed to come up with a better alt
around the globe this morning. >> 95 years old. a monumental life. transcended his country. you see the nelson mandela statue right there in washington. the white house flag at half-staff right now, as well. last night, president obama likened mandela to abraham lincoln when he said mandela belongs to the ages now. giving us a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes, not their fears. >> that conviction, too, george, apparent throughout his singular life. evident in his final communication. a final tweet, in fact, from nelson mandela's account. and it does resonate. a real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that the end of the debate we should emerge stronger. >> he said his 27 years in prison made him stronger and more mature. and we have much more coming up on nelson mandela, as well. >>> we're also tracking the huge ice storm this morning. more on that in a minute. >>> let's get to south africa. you see the black car carrying mandela's coffin right there. it's going from johannesburg to pretoria. it's draped with th
hispanic voters, latino voters, were very angry with obama. he made it a specific promise on immigration. he was going to get it done in the first year and he didn't. latino voters were very disillusioned, brokenhearted. you know that for latinos our word is our bond. word of honor. he broke it. you can't gloss over the. i think a lot of latino voters were ready to run away from obama, but we didn't give them anywhere to run to. where were they going to run to? the guy who was espousing self deportation? the guy who was hanging out with the author of the arizona law? a guy who was -- you know, really not making any effort to win hispanic -- if you look at the romney campaign and that almost, like i stopped wanting to talk about the romney campaign because after all i had electroshock therapy. i've tried to forget it. [laughter] but it almost seemed to me that they made a calculation that they could get a very low, they could get 30%, 29% of the hispanic vote and still win if they got enough of the base vote for the white vote. that just turned -- so they pretty much ignored the hispanic
a tough volcker rule that i expect to be true to president obama's vision and the statutes intend. the rule now before regulators for a vote is a product of much intensive work and analysis and needless to say, years of effort. it prohibits risky proprietary trading while protecting economically essential activities like market making such as when a firm facilities selling bonds for a mutual fund. the rule prohibits risky trading that's like the london whale, and puts in place strong compliance requirements that require those in charge of financial institutions to make sure that the tone at the top sends the right signal to the whole firm. now, in order to make sure that taxpayers are truly protected, it is critical to have an effective resolution process so that individual firms did not jeopardize an entire financial system or leave taxpayers at risk. dodd-frank cribbage the use of taxpayer dollars to bail in any financial firms. in ending too big to fail requires that any future crises we can and will use the tools the law provides. the largest financial companies have already s
at all time. >> so there's a little of miley in all of us? >> i worry. but barrack obama on the list for obvious reasons but he was "time" person of the year last year. >> partly because of the way he used technology to win a second term and now he finds himself having technology trip him up and it seems to have surprised even him. >> we'll see what happens. this is the top 10. go to and let us know who you think and on wednesday nancy and her team will reveal the person of the year 2013. >> i'll vote right now for pope francis. >> yeah. wow. okay. going right out there on a limb. >> why not. make the call. >> tamron, thank you very much. coming up, more on the winter storm and the power and travel problems being caused by it this morning. >> then on trending, a cheerleader that thinks she is messing up the routine and then gets a pretty heartwarming surprise. >> what new twists await fans of downton abbey. a look coming up. season four coming up. >>> all coming up after your local news and weather. hi! where did you come from? oh... sorry. welcome to petsmart! aren't you k
including president obama to south africa. >>> in montana, jury selections starting today in the case of a new bride charged with murdering her husband just eight days after their wedding. the 22-year-old has pleaded not guilty. >>> it is sentencing day for former san diego mayor bob filner. filner resigned in august accused of sexual misconduct by nearly 20 women, expected to take a deal involving no jail time and a ban on seeking public office. >>> number five, princeton students will line up today for the first doses of meningitis b vaccine, the vaccine is not yet approved in the u.s. but the fda cleared it for use following an outbreak of the rare strain on campus. we always update those five things to know, be sure to go to for the latest. >>> for what you need to know about the weather, indra is taking a look at that. it is causing havoc if you're traveling. >> in the bronx a 20-car pile-up when you see the dangerous sleet, snow and ice moving into the area. it's not the ohm thing out there. look at the freezing fog advisory in through dallas. it wasn't bad enough
] >> reporter: president obama joined by his family pushed the button to bathe the national christmas tree in a warm holiday glow. and later remembered the man he says has been a major inspiration. >> and this year we give a special measure of gratitude for nelson mandela a man who championed that generosity of spirit. in his life he blessed us with tremendous grace and unbelievable courage. and we are all privileged to live in a world touched by his goodness. >> reporter: despite a cold rain, crowds continued gathering before mandala's statue. in south africa's washington embassy to mourn him. former secretary of state, hillary clinton, met mandala a few years after he was released from prison. >> mandala told many people that he had to learn to forgive, and he had to leave his anger behind when he walked out of prison. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry was in tel aviv, working on an israeli/palestinian solution when he paused to remember mandala. >> madiba's long walk to freedom gave new meaning to character and to courage, to forgiveness and to human dign
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